What is Really Behind Control?

No mom wants to be known as controlling… Yet, that’s what I was this weekend!! Control oozed through my veins and as tight as a python on it’s prey, I was squeezing the life out of one of my oldest sons as I tried to control certain decisions in his life. Truth is, it’s not…

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Independent vs. Familial Culture- Could Living In The U.S. Be Hurting Your Family?

Could Living In The U.S. Be Hurting Your Family

It is no surprise the United States of America prides itself in being an independent nation with independent thinkers and independent actions. But could this way of thinking be hurting the family? When children reach 18 years of age, we “send them off” to college in expectancy that they will finish maturing and so they…

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Your Childhood Wounds are Hurting Your Parenting

Yikes! That’s a tough statement…I know! But it took me 16 years to realize that truth in my life. After having my first child, I did everything I could to be the best possible mom. I never would have imagined the way my parents raised me and the things I experienced growing up were actually keeping…

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5 Reasons Your Children Will Benefit from Learning Spanish

With the United States being so geographically close to Central and South America, it’s only natural that Spanish is increasingly becoming an important language in the U.S.. Showing up on street signs and advertisements, bilingual signs and communication are here to stay. Older and more traditional folks could resist it, but the truth is the…

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Is Your Child’s Education Preventing His/Her Success?

After the parent’s influence, personal education is probably the next biggest influencer in a person’s life. The degree and level of education a person has dictates the level of success he or she achieves. In fact, the less education a person receives, the less money, social skills, influence and overall success the person accomplishes. In…

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Top Principles Moms Could Learn From CEO’s

While still in high school, I developed a strong passion for communication and leadership skills. As I moved on to college, this passion continued and I got a major in Marketing and International Business. During this time, I had to research systems, processes, structures and management models. While doing so, I found certain patterns and…

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5 Tips to Make Your Homeschool Simple and Effective

I had been homeschooling for 5 years and I was expecting my 4th child… As much as I enjoyed and delighted in the learning and fun activities, my body was weary and burdened. I wasn’t getting enough sleep and the pressure of having to homeschool everyday was beyond what I could handle. I felt as…

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[SPECIAL EDITION POST] Can You Give Up 1 Minute for a Lifetime of Freedom?

Up until Sunday, Memorial Day was a day of celebration. Picnics, beach days, parties and clearance sales was how I’ve chosen to spend my Memorial Day weekends for the last 30 years. I’ve never taken the time to teach my children about the origin of Memorial Day in detail. I’ve never stopped to think of the lives…

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How to Use Your Child’s Interest in Technology? Interview with Thanh Tan

A recent survey by Vouchercloud found the average age most children in America get their first cell phone is 6…yes…6! Who would have predicted ten years ago that we would have an entirely new challenge in our hands- the challenge of technology and young children completely obsessing over it. I’m not sure what it is,…

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Travel is…

I’m sure you’d agree family time is never dull… But even with all the “adventure” of home, our life could become an endless routine of dishes, chores, school and laundry. As you may know, our family RV’d for six years in a row…and we even had a child “on the road.” Those years were some…

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